Hence Mows Them Down in Iowa Derby

HENCE( c, 3, Street Boss-FloatingA Island, by A.P. Indy ) went from last to first to capture the GIII Iowa Derby Friday evening at Prairie Meadows.A Sent off at 7-2, the flashy chestnut trailed the field by several durations early as Balandeen( Bernardini) and McCormick( Hard Spun) battled it out, taking the tightly bunched field through early fractions of: 23.98 and: 48.05. Unleashing an impressive rally leaving the three-eighths pole, the homebred catch the field in a matter of strides, swiftly picked off rivals while operating four wide in the lane and powered clear late to win in 1:42.84. McCormick held second. Winner of the GIII Sunland Derby Mar. 26, Hence failed to fire when 11 th in the GI Kentucky Derby May 6 and was a lackluster one-ninth last time in the May 20 GI Preakness S.A Lifetime Record: 9-3-1-1.
O/ B-Calumet Farm( KY ); T-Steve Asmussen.

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